Sunday, March 20, 2016

Gods and Monsters (1998)

A British American drama directed by Bill Condon, starring Ian McKellen and Brendan Fraser.
An old film director has had a stroke and is suffering from mental instability. He befriends the groundskeeper at his mansion, but their relationship is rocky.
This was not too bad. The plot held my interest and I cared about the characters, even Brendan Fraser. Fraser was the groundskeeper and has starred in many comedies of the '90s. The director was Ian Mckellen or Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings series. Camera-work was clear and pacing was dynamic. The style was very clear and bright and focused on the plot. As the two men get to know each other, the old director recounts stories of directing Frankenstein, WWII and gay parties at his house. He tries to draw the Groundskeeper, who is weirded out by the nature of the old man's tales and unstable mental state. Overall, pretty cool. This just barely makes a good rating. You should probably watch it.

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